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July 24, 2008
WMSGlead.jpgThe 1st World Mind Sports Games (October 3-18, Beijing) includes a strong U.S. team with GMs Shabalov, Akobian and IM Krush. Veselin Topalov tops the participant list for the men's events, which was published a couple days ago on fide.com. However, chessdom reports that Topalov has not signed a contract for China or more alarming for CLO readers, the Kamsky Lvov match. Read the short news item, on chessdom.com, here.

The U.S. lineups for Beijing are as follows:

Individual Men:
Blitz and Rapid
Shabalov Alex, Akobian Varuzhan and Friedel Josh.
Individual Women: Blitz and Rapid
 Krush Irina (only blitz), Shahade Jennifer, Abby Marshall (only Rapid) and Zenyuk Iryna.
Pair events: Irina Krush and David Pruess
Men's team: Alex Shabalov, Eugene Perelshteyn, Josh Friedel Jesse Kraai and Dmitry Schneider
Women's team: Iryna Zenyuk, Cindy Tsai ,Abby Marshall, Chouchanik Airapetian and Shirley Ben-Dak

Top GMs in the Mind Sports' Olympics include GM Xiangzhi Bu of China, former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov and GM  Dominguez Perez Leinier of Cuba. International participants in the women's events include young star, Hou Yifan (2557 FIDE!) and former Women's World Champions Antoaenta Stefanova and Xu Yuhua. Download full players lists on fide.com